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Legal authority organises advocacy programme with church leaders

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By EMN Updated: Aug 24, 2019 10:43 pm
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Officials of Kohima District Legal Services Authority pose for a photograph after an advocacy programme with the men fellowship of Kohima Lotha Baptist Church on August 24.

Dimapur, Aug. 24 (EMN): Panel lawyers of Kohima District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA), on the invitation from the Kohima Lotha Baptist Church, conducted an advocacy programme on National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) schemes 2015-16 with the members of men fellowship on August 24.
Panel Lawyer Mhayani Kikon spoke on NALSA (legal services to victim of disaster) 2015-16, wherein he elaborated on the main objective of legal services to victim of disaster and strategy intervention by the state legal services authority to ensure immediate relief by government and non government agencies to the victims and coordinate the activities of different departments of government and NGOs for bringing relief measures to the victims.

According to her, the scheme also extends construction of temporary shelter and transport to the victim to safer place and ensure availability of food, safe drinking water to the victim by the health department. It also entitled organising legal aid clinic to the affected areas for assisting in reconstruction of valuable documents and take care of the rehabilitation as well as future care and education to the orphaned children during the disaster who lost their parents, she mentioned.

She further stated that arrangement of bank loans for restarting the lost business during disaster and supervising the needs of women and children during the disaster were among other benefits of the scheme.

Another panel lawyer Mhechiete U Kenye presented on NALSA (legal services to senior citizen) scheme 2016. The panel lawyer spoke about the importance of older person in the society and how they are being neglected by the younger generation.

“Some of the senior citizens faces challenges whether it be social, economic, physical, mentally for which the scheme came about. The ultimate objective of NALSA scheme 2016 is to ensure that the senior citizen live a life of dignity and enjoy all the benefits and facilities which are due to them,” the lawyer noted.

He also pointed out other governmental schemes such as IGNOAPS, IGNWPS, IGNDPS etc available for senior citizens.

Panel lawyer Vikehiepie Sirie presented on NALSA (child-friendly legal services to children and their protection) scheme 2015. He shared an overview on the scheme particularly on juvenile justice care and protection act, protection and rights of the juvenile in conflict with law as well the functions and procedures of the JJB.

Explaining the connection of RTE and prohibition of child labour, the lawyer stated that one cannot keep or send children as domestic helper for reason of economic disability. The aims and objectives of the right to free and compulsory education act, child labour (prohibition and regulation) act were shared.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 24, 2019 10:43:18 pm